When an old man dies, a
library burns to the ground” 

African proverb

About Us


The Herbal Anthropology Project preserves and protects indigenous traditional medicine by documenting its use through direct collaboration with indigenous cultures, to safeguard the knowledge of traditional medicine and its continued use.

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Board of Directors

The Herbal Anthropology Project consists of a team of radical visionaries stemming from all over the globe with expertise in entrepreneurship, herbal medicine, ethnobotany, social change, integrative medicine, dance, art, music, and indigenous culture preservation.

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Intellectual Property

Traditional Knowledge (TK) provides “indigenous peoples and local communities with a sense of identity. It is continuously evolving and dynamic, holistic in its conception and is a strong component of the cultural heritage of indigenous a peoples and local communities” (WIPO, 21).

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Vulnerable Community Criteria

Over 40 percent of the world’s 6,000 languages are disappearing at an alarming rate. As language vanishes around the world, we lose a vast amount of cultural heritage, including botanical heritage. The World Oral Literature Project (2013), started by the University of CambridgeYale…

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